Jura Vacations

Come for a weekend escape or stay for a month, Jura, in Franche-Comte, France, is the kind of place that will linger in your soul long after the vacation is over.

From Jura, Strasbourg is approximately 120 miles (193 kilometers) to the northeast from here while Lucerne, Switzerland is 80 miles (129 kilometers) to the east.

Discover the various educational and entertaining historic and cultural collections in the Jura area. Maison du Comte and Maison Louis Pasteur are just two of the area’s must-do museums. The Musee Pasteur and the Musee des Papiers are other popular museums well worth visiting.

Plan a trip to Grand Lac or Lac des Rousses. These are two places where locals and visitors alike like to escape to relax and maybe drop a line in the water. In this region these two natural havens are among the best locations to savour picturesque sunsets.

Jura features two popular golf courses, ensuring golfing obsessives can always get their fix. Take a break from sightseeing and relax on the greens of Mont Saint-Jean Golf Club and Rochat Golf Club.

During a walking tour of Jura, you can’t miss the historical places of worship. The Collegiale of Notre-Dame and the Saint Claude Cathedral are two local examples. Appreciate the reverential atmosphere of these special places.

Popular Place de la Liberte is the perfect place to sit back and soak up the unique atmosphere in Jura. Bring along someone you love and turn off your phone, this square is the place to step off life’s merry go round for a sweet hour or two.

Lac de l'Abbaye is one of the most cherished natural escapes around Jura. Locals and visitors alike love to hang out here because of its charm and pretty botanical displays.

Part the mists of time with a visit to the Musee Municipal d'Archeologie, one of the main historical museums. Stroll the museum’s silent hallways and view the exhibits on display.

The Poligny Church of St-Hippolyte is a great spot to cap off your adventures in this fascinating corner of the globe.


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